‘There was no way in hell I was going to allow this cat to get away': Arby's worker and mom-of-two chases down a robber in her Dodge then holds him at gunpoint until police arrive
- Marcia Rabideau, 47, director of operations at a Michigan?Arby's, on Monday helped police catch a robbery suspect?
- Rabideau, who is married to a police chief, pursued thief in her Dodge, then pulled her Glock 9mm on him and waited until officers arrived?
- Getaway driver was later arrested, with his one-year-old baby in the car?
- Both suspects were charged with armed robbery in the botched heist ?
Marcia, get your gun: Arby's worker Marcia Rabideau, 47, on Monday helped police apprehend a thief by giving chase and holding him at gunpoint?
An employee at a Michigan Arby's started her work week with a bang when she chased down a would-be robber and held him an gunpoint until police arrived to arrest him.
Marcia Rabideau, the director of operations at the fast-food franchise located on Van Dyke Road in Sterling Heights, was at work at 9am on Monday when one of her managers came knocking on the door, yelling that a man who was allegedly armed with a gun had fled with the eatery’s deposits reported Mlive.com.
Acting on an instinct, Rabideau, 47, who is married to the St Charles Village police chief, jumped into her Dodge Charger and gave chase.
The married mother-of-two followed the suspect and eventually cornered him at a river bank.
At that point, as she later recounted on her Facebook page, Rabideau pulled out her Glock 9mm pistol and trained it on the hapless thief.
Rabideau is the director of operations at the Arby's on Van Dyke Road in Sterling Heights, Michigan, which on Monday was targeted by a pair of crooks?
Chase: After one of the suspects stole money from the eatery, Rabideau jumped in her Dodge Charger (pictured) and cornered him at a river bank ?
The Arby's worker then got out of the car and held the suspect at gunpoint until cops arrived?
‘There was no way in hell I was going to allow this cat to get away with all of our deposits,’ the woman wrote in the comments section. ‘The suspect tried reaching for his gun but I told him if he lowered his f***ing hands again that I would shoot him dead and I meant it!!!! He stood in the river bank with his hands above his head until the fuzz arrived!’
Meanwhile, police apprehended the suspect's getaway driver, who had taken off from the Arby’s after the botched heist. A one-year-old baby was found inside the vehicle, reported Detroit Free Press.
The child was not hurt and was later returned to her mother. The money stolen from the Sterling Heights Arby's was recovered.
No weapon was ever found on the suspects, leading police to believe that the alleged robber may have implied he was armed to scare the eatery's employees. ?
Despite the absence of a gun, on Tuesday both suspects were charged with armed robbery and ordered held in Macomb County Jail. Their names have not been released.
According to social media posts, Marcia Rabideau has two grown children, a son and daughter, and she has been part of Saginaw Arson Watch.?
Tough as nails: Rabideau has two grown children and her husband is a small-town police chief ?
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